[quote](2) Now here comes a more controversial observation, one that I remember D-Jam, a Chicago-based DJ who contributes greatly to this website’s article comments said once, and that is something I have observed repeatedly first hand: the vast majority of “EDM” fans, again, at least in the US, are White young people. Very, very rarely do I see, in either clubs or big performances by leading “EDM” DJproducers crowds in which the number of Black or non-White Latino people is more than a sprinkle here and there. I have seen this both in person and by looking at videos of big performances, as well as in conversations with plenty of college students.[/quote]
Yeah, the Black scenes are divided among those who want rap, those who want old school, those who want deep house and other funky underground vibes, and some outliers who are into rave music. The Latino scenes are mixing around with Spanish music, deep house, and old school.
“EDM” for the most part is used as an easily digestible term for Suburban White America to get into it all.
I’d like to think though that it’s not even some “racial phobia” that keeps the EDM fests all white, but more just in different tastes. Lord knows deep house wouldn’t fly well in a massive 10,000 person fest. If you even watch the Documentary “The Dutch Influence”, you’ll see really how much of this EDM sound is a more electro-housed up variation of trance.
Still, even in the WMC, you’ll see plenty of minorities in the more darker underground parties, and I’ll still see many worshiping what I think is better music. I’ll take Derrick Carter playing a dingy club or Miguel Migs at some lounge over any of those massive “throw your hands up” massives.
I’ve seen some DJs when they hit some spots with a repeated blast of a synth they will quickly move the pan left to right and back to make the blasts jump around. This can also work if you turn the delay on to make a ping pong effect.
Another trick was some who do a scratch solo and they’ll slowly move the pan left to right to have the scratch travel around.